Fairfax, VA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
68%
32%
student ratio
65
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
Not Reported
fall application deadline
66%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Criminal Justice And Criminology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 6
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required and two comprehensive exams
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 68
    • Accepted 45
    • Acceptance Rate 66
    • Enrolled 10
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $80
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, personal goal statement, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and writing sample, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, personal goal statement, transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, and writing sample, resume
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 575 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, health care benefits (for full-time research or teaching assistantship recipients)

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students65
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students65
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Full-time Percentage49%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino6%
    • Black / African American12%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native2%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student6%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty71
    • Full-time Percentage38%
    • Part-time Percentage62%
    • Female Percentage42%
    • Male Percentage58%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHealth care and justice agencies, public opinion on criminal justice issues and survey methods, police and crime control, police organizations and their reform, crime and place, counterterrorism, social equity and diversity issues, community corrections, prisons and prisoner reentry, evidence-based crime policy, courts and corrections, homeland security, risk and vulnerability assessment, experimental criminology, crime prevention, meta analysis and quantitative research methods
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,511,007

Location & Contact

Department of Criminology, Law and Society

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MSN 4F4
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

David Wilson

Chair

Phone: 703-993-4701
Fax: 703-993-8316
Email: dwilsonb@gmu.edu

Mary Schifferli

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 703-993-9417
Fax: 703-993-8316
Email: mschiffe@gmu.edu

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